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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala (September 9, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590300998
  • ASIN: B0007NLUVI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,007,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?The mind of Emerson,? literary critic Harold Bloom once wrote, ?is the mind of America.? Indeed, Ralph Waldo Emerson?s essays contain some of the most memorable and important expressions of American thought. Generations of readers have been stirred by Emerson?s ideal of self-reliance, and his vision of nature as a manifestation of the divine spirit has profoundly influenced American naturalists and environmentalists from Thoreau?s time to the present. Poets as diverse as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Allen Ginsberg were inspired by the transcendental flavor of Emerson?s work.
This volume brings together selections from Emerson?s best-loved writings, particularly drawing upon his early work, which is some of his most poignant. Included are excerpts from Nature, the famous ?Divinity School Address,? ?Self-Reliance,? ?The Over-Soul,? ?Compensation,? ?Spiritual Laws,? ?The Poet,? and ?Circles.? Several of his most moving poems appear here as well. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803­—1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer, whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister, continuing a long line of ministers in his family. He traveled widely and lectured, and became well known for his publications Essays and Nature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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There are few people as quoted and quotable as Ralph Waldo Emerson, founder of the transcendental movement and author of classic essays as Self-Reliance, Nature, and The American Scholar. Emerson began his career as a Unitarian minister and later put those oratory skills to move us toward a better society. More remains written on him than by him.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
Emerson is a genious. His words in this small edition are just as sweet and easily accessable. It is handy to have a small version to keep close at all times. Everytime I look at the night sky I think of a quote of Emerson, "But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile." That alone is a reason to own the work of Emerson.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Koyoko on September 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This was a good introduction to emerson. It's a small book, and far from a complete collection of his works, but it includes some of his most famous and moving essays as well as a few of his poems. This was my first reading of emerson, and at first, I didn't care too much for him. But after reading it a second time, I understood more clearly his message, and it began to grow on me. In fact, I've since purchased a complete collection of his writings as this book left me hungry for more. Even though this other book contains everything this book has, plus more, I am still glad I bought this book. It's nice to have a little pocket sized collection of his greatest hits.

"The young man reveres men of genius, because, to speak truly, they are more himself than he is. They receive of the soul as he also receives, but they more."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Warren on April 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
An exquisite pocket sized edition. Emerson, as always, will stun you with his prose style rhetoric. "I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall."
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